Timothy R T Bewes Professor of English

Before beginning at Brown in 2004, Timothy Bewes held teaching and research positions at University of Sussex, the University of North London, Liverpool John Moores University, Brandeis, and, as a visiting professor, at Brown. He held a post-doctoral fellowship at the Pembroke Center at Brown in 2003-04. He is the author of Cynicism and Postmodernity (Verso 1997); Reification, or The Anxiety of Late Capitalism (Verso 2002); and The Event of Postcolonial Shame (Princeton UP, 2011). He has also edited several collections of essays, including Jacques Rancière and the Novel (Duke UP, 2014), The Contemporary Novel: Imagining the Twenty-First Century (Duke UP, 2012), Georg Lukács: The Fundamental Dissonance of Existence (Aesthetics, Politics, Literature) Continuum, 2011, with Timothy Hall), Cultural Capitalism (Lawrence and Wishart 2001, with Jeremy Gilbert), as well as a special issue of New Formations titled After Fanon (2002). His articles have appeared in such journals as New Left Review, New Literary History, Textual Practice, Contemporary Literature, Parallax, Genre, Differences, Twentieth Century Literature and Cultural Critique. He has served on the editorial board of the journal New Formations since 1998, and as an editor of Novel since 2005.

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